highlights 165 – the most number of runs in India vs South Africa contests in World Cup. Jacques Kallis holds the record for most runs, having hit 96 and 69 in two World Cup contests in 1999 and 2011.307 – The highest score in contests between India and South Africa in World Cups. India smashed that score in the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne. South Africa has also hit 300 in the 2011 World Cup in Nagpur.137 – The highest individual score in World Cup clashes between India and South Africa. Dhawan holds the record when he smashed the Proteas in Melbourne in 2015.9 – Number of wins for India in all ICC contests against South Africa. In the World Cup, India has won only once but in the ICC Champions Trophy and the World T20, India have won four games apiece.6 – the most number of wickets in India vs South Africa contests by a bowler in World Cups. Dale Steyn leads the pack.1 – Only one five-wicket haul has been taken in contests between India and South Africa in the World Cup. Steyn took 5/50 in the 2011 World Cup clash in Nagpur. New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team will begin their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 quest against South Africa at the Rose Bowl in Southampton and they will be determined to get their campaign off to a great start. The South African side are currently low on confidence, having lost two of their games against England and Bangladesh. Faf du Plessis’ side are currently reeling with injuries to Dale Steyn and Lungi Ngidi while both the batting and bowling have not clicked as a unit. When it comes to South Africa and India in ICC World Cups, the Proteas hold a slight advantage but when it comes to overall encounters, India holds a massive edge. Here are some of the key numbers in contests between India and South Africa.3 – Number of wins for South Africa in four ICC Cricket World Cup encounters. South Africa won in 1992, 1999 and 2011 but India won their last encounter in the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne.2 – Number of centuries in World Cup contests between India and South Africa. Only India’s batsmen have hit centuries against South Africa in the World Cup. Sachin Tendulkar was the first with 111 in the 2011 clash in Nagpur while Shikhar Dhawan blasted 137 in Melbourne in 2015. For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. India has beaten South Africa only once in World Cups.India has a 9-4 record in all ICC contests against South Africa.Dale Steyn is the only bowler to take five wickets vs India in World Cups.
Former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko midfielder, Yussif Chibsah has disclosed that his side had no excuse to have lost the 2004 CAF Confederations Cup to Accra Hearts of Oak.Kumasi Asante Kotoko lost 8-7 on penalties at the Kumasi Sports Stadium to their arch-rivals after playing out a 2-2 aggregate scoreline over two-legs.Speaking to Benjamin Nketsia on Citi TV’s, The Tracker, the former midfielder said the loss haunted him and made him stay indoors for days.Personally, I was off for three days. For three days I didn’t go out, I was just indoors. It was just unbelievable.We had Hearts of Oak, we had control of the game and we had no excuses to have lost that cup. But casting my mind back I think Hearts of Oak were destined to win that cup. Because if you look at the first leg in Accra, we took the lead and they equalized in extra time. And in Kumasi, we scored and they equalized and won penalties. In both games, we were on top and just like I say I think it was destiny. Hearts of Oak were just lucky to win that trophy.The former Asante Kotoko player also added that his side had no excuse considering the remunerations that awaited them.That trophy cost us a lot. Looking at the promises we had and our bonuses and other things we were supposed to get. If you look at that, we just had no excuse to have not won that trophy.
#BlueJays manager Charlie Montoyo says he’s not sure how Jacob Waguespack wasn’t on umps’ lineup cards. “It was on all our cards.” Lineups submitted digitally. “For some reason, the ones they had, (Waguespack) wasn’t on it.”— Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) August 7, 2020But that fact shouldn’t have necessarily disqualified Waguespack. MLB Rule 4.03(c) states, in part, that:As a courtesy, potential substitute players should also be listed, but the failure to list a potential substitute player shall not make such potential substitute player ineligible to enter the game.Porter and Foster had not commented on the mixup as of late Thursday.Dolis worked a scoreless sixth, but the Blue Jays ultimately lost 4-3 on a Nick Markakis walk-off home run. The Blue Jays just sent out Jacob Waguespack to pitch even though he’s not on their 28-man roster. pic.twitter.com/emMgM2ioxA— handlit33 (@handlit33) August 7, 2020Rafael Dolis came on for Waguespack, whose name was not added to the official box score.BLUE JAYS 2020 SCHEDULE: Dates, game times, resultsThe confusion may have stemmed from the Jays’ yo-yo transactions involving Waguespack. The team announced about an hour before the game that it had recalled him from its taxi squad to replace injured pitcher Trent Thornton.ROSTER MOVE:RHP Trent Thornton (right elbow inflammation) has been placed on the 10-day IL.RHP Jacob Waguespack has been recalled from the Taxi Squad and will be active for tonight’s game. pic.twitter.com/qvXKqhFugf— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2020That move was made about six hours after the Jays transferred Waguespack to the taxi squad to help reduce Toronto’s roster from 30 players to 28 players by Thursday’s cutdown deadline.ROSTER MOVES:INF Santiago Espinal and RHP Jacob Waguespack have been optioned to our alternate training site and added to the Taxi Squad. pic.twitter.com/VnplfK2Oyi— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 6, 2020Blue Jays manager Charlie Montoyo told reporters after the game that he knew Waguespack was on the roster but the umps somehow got an incorrect lineup card. A clerical error compounded by a possible umpiring error cost Jacob Waguespack an opportunity to pitch for the Blue Jays on Thursday night.The right-hander was on Toronto’s 28-man roster for its game against the Braves in Atlanta, but he wasn’t listed on the lineup card that was transmitted to the umpires beforehand. When the Jays called upon him to relieve starter Nate Pearson in the sixth inning, home plate umpire Alan Porter, who had the lineup card in his possession, consulted with third base umpire Marty Foster. The two eventually told the Jays that Waguespack had to leave the game.
Jucontee Thomas WoewiyuThe U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, who arrested Jucontee Thomas Woewiyu last week described the former Liberian Minister of National Defense a ‘flight risk,’ meaning he would escape to Liberia if the bail was accepted.This latest development followed a decision by a U.S. judge to deny him (Woewiyu) bail. This also means that Woewiyu will remain in detention until a new motion is file by a reputable lawyer on his behalf; but no date was set for any motion, this paper has learnt.The former spokesman of the disbanded rebel National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) was arrested last week at Newark Airport upon his return from Liberia.He was subsequently charged with ‘perjury’—lying on his citizenship application by failing to disclose his alleged affiliation with a “violent political group in Liberia” during the height of the country’s civil crisis, which lasted over a decade. Woewiyu served as Defense Minister in Charles Taylor’s former rebel NPFL, during Liberia’s civil war. Upon his arrest, his immigration lawyer, Raymond Basso, said his client amended his citizenship application to include his participation in the Taylor regime. But Linwood C. Wright, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Philadelphia, said Judge Judith Faith Angell denied bail, “because she believed Woewiyu might try to leave (runaway) from the U.S. should he be bailed.“There was a detention hearing and Woewiyu was ordered detained by a U.S. Magistrate. The magistrate found that he (Woewiyu) was a ‘flight risk,’ and so she ordered him detained pending his trial,” Wright said.Raymond Basso, Woewiyu’s immigration lawyer, told VOA last week the case against his client was purely an immigration matter, and that it was a “misconception” (mistaken belief) to suggest that he was being charged with war crimes.Basso said he was confident his client would be exonerated because, although he made a misrepresentation in his first citizenship application, it was later modified to include Woewiyu’s participation in the Taylor regime.Wright said the case is an immigration issue based on Woewiyu’s misrepresentations and non-disclosures under oath regarding his background.“For instance, one of the requirements was that he names all the organizations that he’s been in, political organizations, and he did not report that he was a member of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia,” Wright said.According to him, Woewiyu also checked “No” when asked in his application whether he had ever advocated, either directly or indirectly, the overthrow of a government by force or violence.“Another question was whether he had either directly or indirectly persecuted any group for a number of reasons, including political opinion and social affiliation and he said “No” to that. Of course, the grand jury determined that he was the minister of defense for the NPFL. There was a question with regards to persecution of groups that supported former President (Samuel) Doe when Doe was in power in Liberia,” Wright said.Woewiyu pleaded not guilty at his detention hearing to all counts against him, including perjury and four counts of fraudulent misrepresentation in immigration applications.As the case stands, a barrister in Liberia has told the Daily Observer that Woewiyu would eventually be charged with ‘war crimes’ and be prosecuted accordingly.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)